Link to article here.
now is, his replacement will be named AFTER the Legislature leaves. So
will the new Director keep the status quo, or lead the agency to restore
the public trust?
TxDOT chief executive Amadeo Saenz to resign
2:57 PM Wed, Jan 26, 2011 | Dallas Morning News
Texas Department of Transportation executive director Amadeo Saenz
resigned today, just weeks after a hand-picked panel of advisors urged
his bosses to make leadership changes at the highest levels.
He will remain in his spot, however, until Aug. 31.
Saenz, who has been chief executive of the 12,000-employee agency
since 2007, is the first hispanic to lead the department, which is
famous for its tradition of hiring from within. Saenz joined the
department 33 years ago in Pharr District.
"Throughout the course of his career, Amadeo has earned a reputation
as a leader and coalition builder, and earned the respect and trust of
his peers across the country, our partners here in Texas, and most
importantly, his employees.
"Amadeo has served his state with honor and integrity. TxDOT is a
better agency today thanks to his leadership," said Deirdre Delisi, the
chairwoman of the Texas Transportation Commission, the five-member panel
that oversees the agency.